YWCA 100 women

100 years, 100 women honored named

In 2011, the YWCA marked its 100th year in Evansville. To commemorate the historic milestone, the YWCA honored 100 women who, over the past 100 years, have made significant contributions to the community in the areas of Women’s Empowerment, Social/Racial Justice, Arts, Education, Business/Professions, Philanthropy/Volunteerism, and Government/Public Service.

Nearly 200 nominations were received and a committee of men and women from various community organizations selected the final list of 100 women, which includes educators, social reformers, philanthropists, business leaders and passionate volunteers.

“The accomplishments of these 100 women are outstanding,” said Erika Taylor, YWCA CEO. “Their hard work, passion, and generosity have created and supported institutions, reforms and social services that have molded Evansville into the great city that it is today.”